Re: Another view on analysis and ER

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 11:26:04 GMT
Message-ID: <gbv6j.1443$Bg7.1010_at_trndny07>

"paul c" <> wrote in message news:7wn6j.2993$jq2.566_at_pd7urf1no...
> Bob Badour wrote:
> ...
> > If one wants this feature, all one has to do is declare a bunch of
> > ...
> Good one, even if it doesn't handle domain value reps, AFAIK. Now how
> about helping me out with Morrey A's latest?
> Even being an athiest, all I can think of so far is "Good God!". I can
> barely read French so English is the only tongue I can attempt glibness
> in. I had a feeling my couple of short examples might explode into
> mysticism, just my own fault I guess.
> Actually, I see there is evidence hereabouts that Dikjstra was only
> partly right, it depends on the language. Personally, I think French
> would be a better language for db's to use, more precise as the longer
> length of any English to French and vice-versa translation will show.
> No offence, but English assumes more intelligence than precision in its
> audience, eg., in English we might say John is thirty-three whereas in
> French that couldn't happen, we'd say Jean a vingt-treize ans.

The same comment I made about Spanish ("Juan tiene veintitres aņos"). There are a lot of structural features that French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Rumanian all share. Their relationship to Latin is similar, more so than German, Dutch, English or the Scandinavian languages.

My mother, who speaks French as a second language, says that French would be the best language for science, because it is so precise. Perhaps imprecision in English is one of the factors that led to its widespread adoption! Received on Sat Dec 08 2007 - 12:26:04 CET

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